President: Susan Craddock
First Vice President: Karen Angelucci
Second Vice President: Linda Ransdell
Recording Secretary: Liz Pattengill
Corresponding Secretary and Membership Chair: Linda Ransdell
Treasurer: Judy Royse
Founded in 1956, LCGC is an umbrella organization and is currently comprised of six Federated Garden Clubs in the Lexington-Fayette County area. The clubs are affiliated with The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc.
The Council is made up of six officers, the presidents of each club, and garden club members representing four community boards. Council meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at Crestwood Christian Church, Bellefonte Road, Lexington, KY.
Lexington Council Garden Clubs pursues and promotes beautification, preservation, conservation of natural resources, restoration; and furthers horticultural education, landscape design and conservation through gift scholarships.
Major projects include: sponsorship of Open Gates to Bluegrass Living Garden Tour; Lexington in Bloom Contest (biennially); and a Standard Flower Show (annually).
Proceeds from the garden tour are used for Council operating expenses and funding projects related to Council purposes.
LCGC is a member of:
Garden Club of Kentucky
South Atlantic Region
National Garden Clubs
An LCGC garden club member serves as a voting member on each of the following community boards:
- Friends of the Arboretum Board: The Arboretum is the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. It was created in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
- Corridors Commission: The Corridors Commission is responsible for enhancing the corridors or gateways into Lexington, Fayette County, through landscaping and other beautification efforts.
- Lexington Tree Board: The Tree Board advises appropriate municipal agencies on matters of care, preservation, planting, removal, replacement, or disposition of trees in parks, along streets, and in public areas.
- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Citizen’s Advisory Board: The Board advises the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Parks and Recreation in an effort to perpetuate the nature sanctuary status of this unique 734-acre site adjacent to the Kentucky River Palisades.